BONDI TO COOGEE WALK
You know my feelings about a good coastal walk: enthusiastic. Very.
Sydney is, of course, an amazing city. Lots of people. Lots of energy. And lots of traffic.
Maybe that’s why spending some time stretching your legs and breathing in the salty air on this walk feels really good and refreshing.
We hit the track nice and early one recent Sunday morning and made it to Coogee, about 6km down the track, before needing to be back in town.
Here are some snaps from this beauty of a walk –
You’ll pass the iconic Bondi Icebergs Club as you weave around the headland. It’s pretty impressive in the morning light.
The first part of the walk takes you to Tamarama – there are a few runs of steps involved and this takes about 20 minutes.
From here, it’s only about another 5 minutes to the very pretty Bronte Beach.
I was keen to check out all the saltwater pools along the walk. They did not disappoint.
Next up – Clovelly. There’s some damage to the coastal boardwalk along this stretch and you currently have to head into Waverley Cemetery for a little bit.
If you have time, you can take a little detour and stop by at the graves of poets Henry Lawson and Dorothea Mackellar.
Pretty soon you’ll reach Clovelly Bay.
Keep your eye out for the nicest little memorial dedicated to Thomas Caddy (1915-2005), a life member and once president of the Clovelly Surf Life Saving Club.
The signs says ‘for nearly 70 years within the waters of Clovelly Bay Mr Caddy taught thousands of people of all ages how to swim.’ Isn’t that beyond lovely?
From here its onto Gordon’s Bay, part of a stunning protected aquatic reserve.
Here there’s an underwater nature trail. It’s essentially a chain stretching about 600m, linking the rocky reefs. You can dive or snorkel.
The sun was breaking through the clouds when we reached this point and the water looked super inviting. I’d love to snorkel the trail next time we’re in town.
Then it’s onwards to Coogee.
Coogee is definitely my pick of the beaches on this walk.
And now that you’re here it’s probably best to grab a coffee at Coogee Pavilion right?
Trip Notes –
You can get a train from Sydney’s Central Station to Bondi Junction – it takes about 20 minutes. Then it’s easy to jump on a bus to get to the beach. You can plan your trip here.
If you get up super early, an off-peak Uber is also a good option to get out to the beaches quickly.